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What Is in the Caribbean Baby? Assessing Prenatal Exposures and Potential Health Outcomes to Environmental Contaminants in 10 Caribbean Countries

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.112
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23–8
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Caribbean fetuses are being exposed to various environmental chemicals known to have adverse health and developmental effects. The impacts of such exposures need to be thoroughly evaluated in order to minimize such adverse exposures in the future.
 

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Objectives: To assess prenatal exposures and potential health outcomes to environmental toxicants such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), commonly used pesticides, and two heavy metals – mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb) – in 10 Caribbean countries.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

'Fishy' Make-up on the Hook for Mercury Exposure: A Case Series

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.034
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Objective: This report examines the source and outcome of four Barbadian women with extremely high hair mercury concentrations (361–5617 μg/g inorganic mercury) due to topical application of mercury containing skin-lightening cosmetics.
 
Accepted: 
14 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates in Bermuda

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Pages: 
367–74
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This paper presents for the first time the incidence and mortality rates of cancer in Bermuda. Age-adjusted incidence rates were also compared to those of the United States of America. Differences existed in specific cancer sites but global rates were similar in both countries.

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Objective: To describe cancer and mortality rates in Bermuda and to compare such rates to those of the United States of America (USA).

Methods: Age-adjusted race-specific cancer incidence rates for Bermuda were calculated using the Bermuda Cancer Registry. These rates were then compared to USA cancer rates published by the National Cancer Institute.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013
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